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Planning new side panel

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Stem83, 17 Apr 2011.

  1. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    I am about to stat my very first project log and i have a question about the side panel.

    The panel is going to require layers of metal and acrylic and I was wondering what would be the best method to sandwich these materials with?

    I want it clean looking so i dont want to use bolts or rivets... maybe there is a glue or something that will stick it flat and seamless.

    It will go my side panel - acrylic - metal panel.
    its sandwiching the acrylic to make only the edges visible.
     
  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    What colour acrylic are you planning to use?
     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    You could use some acrylic bonding cement, the stuff is like water and will dry like nothing happened as long as you watch for air bubbles.
     
  4. Dot_Kappa

    Dot_Kappa 100% Puppet

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    Maybe some epoxy glue (made of two components) could help you.
    Usually on the rear side of the packaging you can find each kind of material you can glue together... metal-metal, metal-glass ecc...


    ;)
     
  5. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    [​IMG]

    On the side panel you will see the strips of blue around the edges, that is the clear acrylic lighted up by my chosen light source and there will be a thin metal panel placed on top of each section of the raised acrylic to cover so only the edges are visible.

    That should give a better example of what i mean.. thank you for your comments so far.

    Darn now you get to see a sneak peek!!
     
  6. SNiiPE_DoGG

    SNiiPE_DoGG Engineering The Extreme

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    If you can commit to a uniform color, then it will be best to use colored acrylic and a white light source, you will get a more uniform color and glow with this.
     
  7. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    Excuse me for sounding dumb but could you explain that a bit further please because if thats more simple for me then I may give it a go. :D
     
  8. kinghong1970

    kinghong1970 Just a Clumsy Ape

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    he means, use white light, and colored plexi...
     
  9. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    Ok... thought he meant something more complex. lol thought about that and could only find a dark shade of blue acrylic.. will have to see how she goes. thanx for replies.
     

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